Looking for an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc? Try Gruner Veltliner! A incredibly under-rated wine for the average Joe in the US, Gruner Veltliner is a dry white, similar to Sauvignon Blanc, but with more a pinch more of spice, green peppers and lime. It is paired perfectly with goat or cheddar cheese, as well as oysters, mussels, and other seafoods.
According to Wine Folly, 75% of Gruner Veltliner comes from Austria, and oddly pairs well with Asian spices, such as quality Thai food. When looking for food to pair with Gruner Veltliner, find a spicy food, and you’re set!
See below for wine facts on Gruner Veltliner:
- High Acidity
- Low Tannins
- Medium/Light Body
- 11-13% Alcohol Content
- Average Price $15-$25
- Similar wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Verdejo